Art makes my heart sing. So do books, flowers, fruits on trees, flea markets, pretty things, Keanu Reeves and lots more. Did I say Keanu Reeves? Had the chance to watch '47 Ronin' twice a while back on HBO. A sad story but what a movie!
But I digress, alright, back to art. Here's a water colour piece the artist names it 'Taipei Street Scene and it was painted in 1961. Hmm, 1961, Kuala Lumpur could look something like this too especially the row of shophouses synonymous with pre-war architecture in the east/far east.
The artist of this attractive piece is Ipoh-born Dr Choong Kam Kow who is currently having an exhibition of over 260 works featuring 15 series created during the various stages of his 60-year career, it is a revelation of Choong’s life journey, starting from his early years as an art teacher at the Perak Girls’ High School until his battle with colon cancer in 2005.
Cross Culture. Trans Era. will be on exhibition until March 31 at the National Visual Arts Gallery from 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Sundays.
Two more works of art and more about Dr Choong and his work can be found here: His life story on canvas